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Apr 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
services and senator john mccain, ranking member of the armed services committee stipulating that u.s. intelligence, the assessment now is that the syrian regime has used chemical weapons which earlier the president had insisted if that were true it would be in his words a game changer. >> that's right, wolf. and this is indeed a major development because earlier this week jay carney was asked about some of these claims from the israelis about chemical weapons being used inside syria and he said that the administration was skeptical. and now the administration saying that they have gotten information and came to this conclusion within the last 24 hours. you pointed out those two letters sent from the president's legislative -- director of legislative affairs, miguel rodriguez, sent to senators carl levin and also senators john mccain -- senator john mccain and in that letter spelling out some of the details saying in part "our intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in syria, specifically
Apr 27, 2013 2:00am PDT
and yell for it? predictly the same ones, mccain and kristol, and say the name of the kcountry and it is the same response, go to war, and don't be afraid to use our strength. all of the knneo con babble. let's have a muscular foreign policy. all the metaphors for war that has us stuck once again in a country whose name we dare not pronounce a decade later. i spent all day yesterday at the george w. bush library. not once did i hear the word iraq. not once. if this crowd is proud of the wars they pushed, why are they afraid to remind us of the last one or even pronounce the word? david corn, mother bureau chief for "mother jones" magazine and david ignatius. you just came back from the are we going into this war? syria? >> i think the first thing to middle east, sir? what is happen? say is the white house is being very careful in weighing the evidence of chemical weapons use. i was just in israel. i sat with the israeli commanders as they presented their evidence, as they said nearly 100% solid in their minds that syria has used chemical weapons. the question is why is the whit
Apr 26, 2013 6:30pm PDT
n . >> buenas tardes hoy es viernes 26 de abril, lindsey graham a prueba reforma, mccain estÁ po ti nishtoptimist. alivio en las demoras de los aeropuertos, la casa blanca quiere pagar a los controladores. estados unidos reacciona a el arresto en venezuela de un no h norteamericano acusado de promover de violencia, el departamento de estado le exige a caracas informaciÓn y un abogado para el detenido. y conoceremos al miguel Ángel mexicano un diestro pintor que en una parroquia de mÉxico re produce el gÉnesis de la capilla sixtina comenzamos. ( ♪ mÚsica ♪ ) >>> este es su noticiero univisiÓn con jorge ramos y mar marÍa elena salinas. quÉ tal buenas noches, senadores que trabajan en la reforma migratoria se sienten optimistas que tendrÁn los votos suficiente para su su aprobaciÓn, segÚn john mccain podrÍan contar con unos 70 votos, necesitan Únicamente 60 pero aun queda mucho por hacer el proyecto de ley es a toda bien el sxhitcomÉ jurÍdico del senado, y a todo bien que los grupos lo hagan y no sea descarrilado, lourdes tiene el informe. ( ♪ mÚsica ♪ ) >>> en
Apr 19, 2013 6:00am EDT
, john mccain. [applause] >> thank you, chuck, and thank all of you, and i want to obviously express my deep appreciation to all of my seven colleagues. it is well known in the senate that i am not the easiest guy to get along with. but i must say they put up with my tantrums and they put up with a lot, and i want to say thank you to all of you for really doing something that america deserves. to paraphrase churchill, this is not the end of the process, but the end of the beginning. there is a long and difficult road ahead. committee hearings, markups, open amendments will be offered. some will be intended to improve it, some will be offered in hope of killing it. none of us expect the bill to be identical with the one we introduced today, but we are all united in our determination that this, at the end of the day, remains a fair, comprehensive, and practical solution to a difficult problem that most americans can support and that stands a good chance of passing the house and being signed into law by the president. the legislation is not perfect. most are provisions that if not all sena
Apr 1, 2013 12:00am EDT
for senator mccain. you drafted a couple pieces of legislation for what congressional session? guest: i helped draft the mccain-kennedy proposal in 2006, which passed the senate, and not a house. i held with what is being called the kennedy-kyl proposal that was in 2007 while mccain was getting ready for his presidential bid. took no -- took the negotiations over. they're based on a fundamental draft was put together in 2005- 2006 known as mccain-kennedy which went through the committee process and became hodgepodge on the floor. biggest sticking point during those negotiations? guest: that is a good question. i would say the temporary worker program was definitely the point in 2007 where we really hit a wall. if you look back at the floor debate, there was a crucial amendment that sunset did the temporary worker program after five years. once that passed by one vote, the whole process teleport. aboutteresting part drafting immigration legislation, involves a lot of labor law. you have a whole different set of staffers that to come in and help out with that. it's very complicated. luckily, i h
Apr 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
yell for it. always the same ones, mccain, crystle, say the name of a country and war, let's go to war. let's not be afraid to use our strength. let's not apologize for our strength. let's have a muscular foreign policy is, all the metaphors for war that has us stuck in a country whose name we dare not pronounce a decade later. i spent all day yesterday at the george w. bush library. not once did i hear the word iraq. not once. if this crowd is so proud of the wars they pushed, why are they so afraid to remind us of the last one or pronounce the word. the bureau chief for mother james magazine. i want to start with david. you just came back from the middle east. what is happening? are we going into this war, syria? >> i think the first thing to say is that the white house is being very careful and weighing the evidence of chemical weapons used. i was just in israel. i sat with the israeli commanders as they presented their evidence, as they said nearly 100% solid in their minds syria has used chemical weapons. why is the white house waiting when president obama said this is a red line?
Apr 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
of the senate armed services committee, arizona republican john mccain. >>> then the terror debate after boston. should more have been done to track the suspects when red flags were raised? a debate between republican congressman peter king of the intelligence and homeland security committee, and democratic congressman of minnesota, keith ellison. >>> also this morning, perspective on the threats testing the president, from former british prime minister tony blair. and our roundtable this morning includes democratic senator amy klobuchar as the group reflects on the bush library dedication this week and reacts to the president's big saturday night with washington journalists. >>> and good sunday morning. washington is bleary-eyed after what's come to be known as nerd prom in our nation's capital where politicians, celebrities, journalists, all mingle for a night of bipartisan fun. the president finding way to poke fun at washington's disarray. >> i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minori
Apr 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
said that you did sir. >> john: it also led for a rebuke from senator john mccain. >> in all due respect to my colleagues that's ludicrous. this legislation tightens our borders, increases security. i would say it's a strong argument for immigration reform possible passed as quickly as possible. >> john: with what more on what role the events of boston should playplay i welcome michael tomas can i. do you see the bombing in boston derailing the immigration reform? after find out more about where they're from and so for i think things could be worse than they are. there is john mccain and paul ryan echoing what mccain said. i think with the exception of coates, grassley and rand paul, whom you had on your screen there as you were doing your intro, i would say that most republicans that i've heard have actually been pretty reasonable about this and have kind of said that there is nothing in immigration law that would have prevented us letting these guys in the united states when they were 9 and 16 years old and buying able to tell that they were going to grow up to go terrorists. >
Apr 26, 2013 12:00am PDT
john mccain's birthday while a deadly storm hits new orleans or don't. don't celebrate john mccain's birthday while a deadly storm hits new orleans. i could do this all day. torture people or don't torture people. don't torture people. deregulate and tax cut the country into financial ruin or don't tax cut the country into financial ruin. there is no reason to overthink the bush presidency. it was just as bad as you thought. as bush himself might advise, when you're considering his legacy, go with your gut. >>> joining us is colonel wilkerson, former chief of staff, currently professor of government at the college of william and mary. what was your reaction to watching the circumstance of the george w. bush rehabilitation reputation today? >> the biggest thing that hit me, because torture was the issue that made me go public in 2005 was when he stood in front of the library and said people will be able to come to this library and see we stayed true to our convictions. this at the same time a week ago the constitution project on detainee treatment released its report which answered
Apr 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
in these first two years. >> meanwhile, vice president joe biden made some news for a comment he made to john mccain on friday in an event in arizona. here was the comment and mccain's response on meet the press. >> the economy not collapsed around your ears john, in the middle of literally as things were moving. you at least would have, i think you probably would have won. but it would have been incredibly, incredibly closer. >> i appreciate the fact that my dear friend would say something like that, but i doubt if the outcome would have been a lot different. but i can always hope it might have been. >> so you served as the communications director for the president's '08 campaign. what is your response to that one. >> you guys have to love joe biden. every time he speaks, there's a news story. i would say this. i would disagree with what the vice president said. i think there were two things about that time period -- granted the race was close. but two things in that time period, the picking of sarah palin which i think hurt john mccain even after the initial buzz. and when lee mon collapsed when t
Apr 14, 2013 11:35pm PDT
regresar el senador republicano john mccain habla de la propuesta de control de armas. >>> y pasaremos revisión a los momentos más emotivos de la jornada, ya regresamos ♪. >>> el senador republicano john mccain dijo que estaba dispuesto a presentar y apoyar la propuesta bipartidista para el control de armas, también se defendió la medida que será presentada a votación. >>> las autoridades de texas dicen que han encontrado pruebas muy fuertes que por más de 6 hrs los investigadores inspeccionaron un almacen donde se incautó un vehículo que presuntamente fue usado para el asesinato del fiscal y su esposa. >>> al del adolescente trayvon martin fue despedido, el sargento estaba en ua práctica de tiro cuando sacó los blancos con la imagen del adolescente asesinado por george zimmerman >>> y ahora pasamos a lo que está sucediendo en los deportes alrededor del mundo. >>> muchísimas gracias, hemos vivido otra jornada emocionante del fútbol mexicano, 5 victorias de local, 2 de visitante, 2 empates, adelante con el resumen. >>> en el omnilife, las chivas ante el atlante con la im
Apr 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. fantastic! [ cheers and applause ] senator john mccain went on tv this week. called kim jong-un a clown and a fool. [ cheers ] well, as you know, according to john mccain, that would still make him eligible to be vice president of the united states. so that's not that bad really. [ applause ] this was kind of interesting. a u.s. intelligence agency has put together a psychological profile of kim jong- un, and they say's he is a narcissist. he is obsessed with hollywood, obsessed with plastic surgery and obsessed with the nba. a condition we -- well, we know that in this country as kardashianism. that's kardashianism. that is the same basic -- [ applause ] well, if you flew out here, you probably know this already. because of the whole sequester thing, the faa has imposed furloughs on air traffic controllers, their layoffs. and of course, a lot of passengers feel uneasy about taking off and landing knowing there's nobody in the control tower sleeping.
Apr 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
of chemical weapons, and for that we turn to senator john mccain of arizona who is in arizona this morning. senator, welcome. >> thank you, david. >> as you know the white house said this week after this intelligence estimate came out about the use of chemical weapons that the case that syria actually did that is not airtight. what do you say? >> well, it may not be airtight. the israelis and the british are far more affirmative in their assessment of it. but, david, we should not be -- our actions should not be dictated by whether bashar al assad used these chemical weapons or not. first of all, sooner or later he most likely would in order to maintain his hold on power. but what has happened here is the president drew a red line about chemical weapons thereby giving a green light to bashar al assad to do anything short of that including scud missiles and helicopter gun ships and air strikes and mass executions and atrocities that are on a scale that we have not seen in a long, long time. >> so the president says that this is a red line if confirmed, and he said back in august it would ch
Apr 14, 2013 11:35pm EDT
of thing that john mccain called [indiscernible] threatening to send off a nuclear missile. we don't know exactly what the capability is. they are causing a lot of problem's. that there is not really good reason why. >> a lot of people were thinking that the possibility of something might happen within the next 24 hours because it is the birthday -- the anniversary of the birthday of kim jong un's grandfather. and they like to do things like that. we definitely know that there topic this week on capitol hill when it comes to the gun debate. >> it could be at -- a vote could be as early as tuesday for handguns on background checks and extending the rules so that they will cover online sales, differing gun shows, closing the gun show loophole. tricks say that it is a watered- down bill to the police won't nor the records immediately at their disposal. they would have to go to a dealer to get them. at the same time, this might be the deal that could actually get through. >> i was on capitol hill when many of the families of the newtown bee comes with air. they were visiting -- newtown victim
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Apr 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
received a briefing from senator mccain that said senator mccain received a letter from the white house with the president also describing some use of chemical weapons in syria. this important. as we get more information about this news, is this the red line that has been crossed by the bashar al-assad regime that would elicit more response from us, the united states. that is the big question that overhangs these remarks. as we get more information we'll bring that to you. jon: fox news alert we'll take you now to the campus of southern methodist university in dallas, texas, where the u.s. army chorus is performing "america the beautiful" at the dedication of the george w. bush library. let's listen. ♪ [music playing] ♪ [singing. ♪ ♪ >> america, america, i shed his grace on thee. and crown guy good with motherhood from sea to shining sea. ♪ [music playing] ♪ oh beautifu [singing] ♪ . ♪ . ♪. much. [applause] applause. >> ladies and gentlemen, president jimmy carter. [applause] >> this is it a great honor for me to be here today and remind me of my favorite cartoon in t
Apr 13, 2013 1:50pm EDT
. the water border with canada is enormous. i had the privilege to go with senator mccain down to the border between arizona and mexico. i was with senator mccaul and secretary napolitano. mccall and secretary napolitano. i saw a border that is more secure than we have had in a long time. andg with senator mccain mayors and law enforcement officers, i was told that the crime rates in the communities were the lowest in decades and continue to decline. i saw parts of the border that were overrun with illegal immigration. to rest more than 1000 people every single day. today, they have been busy day if they arrest even 50 people. that is a remarkable development. it is clearly significant change would be better. it is also consistent with the dramatic reductions we have seen of people trying to cross our borders illegally, which have reached their lowest levels since the 1970's. ofave seen the development technology like cameras and radar. the man i spoke with told me these technologies help them pinpoint what people are trying to cross the border illegally so that agents can make an arrest and
Apr 14, 2013 6:30pm PDT
presidente barack obama . >>> el senador john mccain en una apasricion en televisiÓn nacional se mostro favoranle a l control de venta de armas y dijo que el debate podian comenzar el miercoles. >>> john kerruy llego a japon en la ultima escala de su gira en asuia se reunio con el pirmer ministrod e japon. >>> mañana es el ultimo día para el income tax o la extension pero si no lo ha hecho tendremos que entendernios con el tio sam. >>> unos 97 milloensd e los 200 millones de contribuyentes los presentaron, quedan pocas horas para hacerlo sin multa. >>> los que no lo presentan el 15 de abril, si les tioca pagar lo haran connrecargos, si tienen reembolso no lor ecibirar . >>> la señora guiadalupe espero hasta el ultimo momento por fuerza mayor. >>> estaba trabajando peor se que es necesario. >>> de acuerdo a la experiencia de este preparador la mayoria lo hace por temor a pagarl el porcentaje es muy alto, las multas son altas opor el baalnce que se le debe. >>> que se puede hacer?. >>> pedir una prorroga con la 4868 se tiene que mandar el día 15 de abril para que no pague mul
Apr 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
from arizona. you've got john mccain who his senior aide said he is confident mccain's vote will be a yes. and we're still waiting on jeff flake. as he close personal friend of gabby giffords. they represent a state that went through the trauma of tucson. so they come at this with both the personal experience that their state has gone through and the red state experience. so they will be important to watch as this unfolds. >> i'm curious, kelly. what kind of behind the scenes details can you give us regarding the reaction to the mother of one of the children whose life was taken down in that massacre, giving the president's weekend address? >> well, i have been very struck by of all the kinds of individuals who have deeply personal cause who's come to the senate or come to capitol hill to try to make their voices heard, and on different subjects it happens quite often. the senators i talk to really expressed a deep sense of connection to the families. a sense of wanting to do something in addition to listening to then, but those who, especially democrats, want to take action
Apr 17, 2013 2:00pm PDT
for the measure. pat toomey who put it together with joe manchin. john mccain heroically here. mark kirk of illinois. and another moderate republican, susan collins of maine. now, on the democratic sides, those votes no were no surprises here. mark bagitch of rural alaska. mark pryor of another red state. majority leader harry reid voted no. that's procedural so he can vote to reverse the vote. it's a senate technique. president obama will be making remarks in the rose garden right there at 5:30 eastern, a few minutes from now. casey hunt and howard fineman. casey, you and i have been -- you've been helping me on the phone the last couple of days. it looks to me a pretty dreary result in that it looked like it was moving up before the horror in boston a week or two. i'm not sure, did it ever look to you like it was going to reach 60 and then fell back? or was it never really close enough to 60 to make it? >> the point at which we -- the mood up here said that it could reach 60 was really that vote that they held to start debate on the gun bill. that got more republican votes than folks u
Apr 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
, mccain, krystol. say the name of the country and their conditioned response is war, america go to war. let's not be afraid to use our strength. the neocon babble. let's have a muscular foreign policy. all the metaphors for war that has us stuck once again in a country whose name we dare not pronounce a decade later. i spent all day yesterday at the george w. bush library. not once did i hear the word iraq. not once. if this crowd is proud of the wars they pushed, why are they afraid to remind us of the last one or even pronounce the word? david cornyn for "mother jones" magazine and david ignacious. you came back from the middle east, sir. what is happening? are we going into this war? syria? >> i think the first thing to say is the white house is being very careful in weighing the evidence of chemical weapons use. i was just in israel. i sat with the israeli commanders as they presented their evidence, as they said nearly 100% solid in their minds that syria has used chemical weapons. the question is why is the white house waiting when president obama said this is a red line? the ans
Apr 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
mccain. it stays intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the syrian regime has on a small chemical weapons on their own people. jeremy from the hill says their staff writer writes on defense issues, mr. herb, how does the white house treat this information that came yesterday? guest: well, they have reacted with caution on the next steps on whether or not to red line has been crossed. and white house officials said they still did not have enough evidence to corroborate the chemical weapons had been used. they did not stay red line had been crossed. they said the evidence was still being collected before determining next steps they were going to take. host: is there any sense on how long this process of determining evidence will take from the white house? >> no. today didn't give me a timeline. they said they obviously want to do it as quickly as possible d talked about the assad regime allowing the united nations and but said they had other sources on the ground if they were not going to cooperate with the u.n. host: also adding to other statement on
Apr 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
is dysfunctional. john mccain, mccain was going to clean up the system. that bill mccain-feingold create did zero. i believe a lot of it is the race for money. i'm asked constantly on radio shows about members of congress are they good or bad. there are some people that we know since i've got in trouble have gotten in trouble. but the system itself is doomed corruption. anything jack abramoff and i did, i ate sushi with jack abramoff and i went to scotland with jack abramoff. if i'm a lobbyist and you're a congressman today, i give true examples in the book that happened. examples in the book sometimes with names omitted for a reason. you can produce names. if i want to i can take you to alaska. we can hunt. we can have a $3000 to $4000 dinner. ando that and i can raise you $75,000. i can then take you a staffer and may be some of your family, we can have a $2000 or $3000 a dinner. it's all legal. as long as we stand and at the reception and eat. i can have meals. alice fisher in her announcement, see said congressman used fundraiser. everybody on that hill today. i was charged, i pled guilty. gi
Apr 9, 2013 7:30am EDT
john mccain. donnell is joining us from pittsburgh, unable veteran. good morning. caller: good morning, sir, good morning to you, admiral miller. guest: good morning. caller, a heartfelt bravo zoo from an old salts in -- caller: a halt -- a heartfelt bravo zoo from an old salt. we served in the gulf of tonkin. i wanted to add that serving under the academy graduates that i did, it was one of the things i will never forget the rest of my life. it is a pleasure to see you and the c-span broadcasts from the naval academy. my wife and i are looking forward to coming down to visit sometime early in september. this is a treat for me. zoonted to wish you a bravo and anchors aweigh. guest: look me up when you come down to the academy. it is truly a national treasure. it is not that well known. most people are familiar with the army navy game, but the most important aspect of the academy is this product of young ensigns and second lieutenants who will serve our nation selflessly, some for a minimum of five years but many for a much longer career. look forward to seeing you here, hope you have a
Apr 25, 2013 11:00am PDT
coalition there. >> speaking of libya, senator mccain was critical of the administration's decisions regarding the events playing out and already, chuck, we've heard from senator mccain regarding this news and chemical weapons being used by syria. let me play what senator mccain said. >> the president of the united states said if assad used chemical weapons, it would be a game changer. that it would cross a red line. i think it is pretty obvious that red line has been crossed. >> so there you have it. some might say the usual suspect in these international story lines if you will. but senator mccain already on record criticizing in some ways. >> the other person usually the ally in the senate, lindsey graham has been quoted as saying he is not suggesting the u.s. should act unilaterally. so there isn't, there is certainly a movement on capitol hill that something has to be done. there's not unanimity on what do you do. there's a lot of hesitance. not just the obama administration and the white house. also among republican hawks about getting the u.s. military involved in a unilateral
Apr 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
, this isn't the motivation for senator mccain. this is the last straw for senator mccain. he believes and others believe that we should have been involved long ago. not because of chemical weapons, but because million of angry refugees are being created in that part of the world. that's dangerous. >> what about the opposition? you still have that concern about for example, senator john mccain wanting to then opposition and we still like with libya, we don't know who all of the players are there. >> there is a very tragic irony that is unfolding here. over the past two years, where we were in the beginning when this was a peaceful nonviolent uprising against the regime. there was an inaction because people didn't want to internationalize the conflict or regionalize the conflict. they were sitting on the sidelines saying we don't want to get involved in a domestic syrian affair. here we are two years later. it is spilled over with the refugees. armies coming from hezbollah fighters. there is an irony that now we are being forced into action when two years ago, it would have been a lot e
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Apr 20, 2013 7:30am PDT
for the justice system to, quote, do its job. meanwhile, senators john mccain and lindsey graham say the injured suspect is not, not entitled to his miranda rights. they want dzhokhar tsarnaev to be treated as an enemy combatant. and the transit police officer injured in a shootout with the suspects remains in critical condition. don't forget about this hero. officer richard donahue being treated for a single gunshot wound. meanwhile, authorities are still looking at another disaster further south, way further south, trying to get to the bottom of what caused that blast at the fertilizer plant in west, texas. fox'sdom nick is there with the -- dominic is there with 14 dead. >> 200 injured. we understand from the authorities that 14 bodies have been recovered. they do not expect that number to rise much, if at all. 13 critically ill in hospital. it's unclear now on day three after the disaster how many of those will pull through. they think most of them actually will. the bodies of those that have been recovered from the site here in west have been taken to dallas for forensics. those that were m
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Apr 20, 2013 8:00am PDT
alla akbar. . we may have trouble figuring out the motivation? >> for what senator graham and mccain what to do. by calling him. >> 100 percent clear. it is a closer case and 100 percent clear. >> the advantage to that legally is what? >> question forever. you don't have to bring them to trial if you want. you hold them as long as the hostilities exist and when it is over, you have to make a of what to do with him. in his case he should have been desigated a enemy combatant . described as a terrorist. >> what about in this case with the latest suspect and the state department given a warning by the russian government that the older brother warranted a talking to . so they talk would to him and i guess they scrubbed him over whatever the expression is and realized nothing bad and did hold up his citizenship. he never got it. his younger brother did. >> i am wondering if that testimonies you anything. >> it - tells you anything. >> it doesn't. it will happen a lot like it did in september 11th. we found memos and warningings . you piece this and that together . now maybe a warning and
Mar 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
about the power of corporations when he struck down the mccain fine gold campaign finance laws. mccain-feingold campaign finance laws. hagan, youre kay believe people have the right to marry, even though her voters do not. hagan is from the only battleground state president obama lost in the last election. in the last election, 51% of voters opposed gay marriage. it really is a bold decision on her part. some of these people jumping on the bandwagon right now were just reelected. they have six years. she will be a heroine to those in the same sex marriage movement. they can be a source of great campaign funds, but i think it is a risky political strategy. >> and most are democrats, although rob portman, because his son is gay, has changed his opinion. liza mikulski says her views are evolving. hashe president himself said his views evolved. i would not be so ironic using the word when applying it to republicans. aboute thing i would say the supreme court is i hope they learned the lessons of roe versus wade. ruth later ginsberg said that that decision stymied -- ruth bair ginsberg said
Apr 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
that and supported the bill, including john mccain and pat toomey. i think it is understandable. it is a matter of intensity. if you are pro-gun, that is how you vote and that is how the democrat side. that is why they ended up going the way they did. >> political consequences. >> not clear at this point. i will say this, i think there will be second-guessing on the democrats' strategy. harry reid appears to go to an early vote. there was never an attempt to make this a real filibuster to challenge. once the 13 people said they were going to filibuster, ackground checks, that was challenge. ok, let's go to the mattresses. 60 days, 60 nights like we did on civil rights and make them stand up and defend that position. instead of allowing it to .ecome a pressure thing the sponsors said if the nra had not scored this and said this is what they're going to make their graydon, 15 senators would have voted differently. i do not know if he is right. . i think that tells you something. he said if morning this vote had taken place in january instead of april, it would have been a different story. becaus
Apr 25, 2013 6:30pm PDT
for not doing enough to help the rebels in syria. i am thinking of senator john mccain, for example. what does this announcement mean then for u.s. policy in syria? >> president obama is very reluctant to put boots on the ground. he would prefer to increase diplomatic pressure on the assad regime and of its allies -- for example, russia, and iran. if president obama decides to send troops to syria, he would look for international support through an international coalition of troops. you just mentioned senator mccain. he has already stated the u.s. should set up is on providing a safety area for civilians, of course, and for independent opposition forces in syria. >> our correspondent in washington, d.c. thank you very much. staying in the u.s., new york city officials say that times square was the next target for the two brothers believed to have carried out the boston marathon bombings. >> the police commissioner said tamerlan tsarnaev and his brother had a pressure cooker bomb and five pipe bombs they still wanted to set off. the surviving brother who is still hospitalized told interrogators
Apr 26, 2013 11:35pm PDT
mccain habló en un foro del a cámara de comercio de estados unidos . ♪. >> en un foro de la cámara de comercio de estados unidos los senadores republicanos del grupo del os ocho defendieron el imperativo económicos de la reforma migratoria y plantearon suys argumentos para la batalla que se avecina . >> tenemos esperanza y un cauteloso optimismo, donde podriamos tener más de 70 votos en el senado, el debate comienza el 9 de mayo, el grupo se reunirá para examinar las enmiendas que se tratan. >> entonces tomaremos espacio para evitar que destruyan la ley, tenemos ese entendimiento, la cámara de comercio negociaron un acuerdo clave para la legislación . >> la parte más tenue del proyecto, el corazón de la ley son los trbajadores temporales de baja y alta capacitacion, temen cualquier esfuerzo por evitarlo . >> el actual sistema no nosn ha dado los trabajadores que necesitamos y la gente que requerimos para una economía fuerte, otro reto viene de la cámara de representante,s sustituir la ciudadanía . >> podría tomar la ciuadania de 10 a 15 años dependiendo de donde vienen, op
Apr 14, 2013 12:00pm PDT
colegas demÓcratas y le doy mucho crÉdito a lindsey graham, john mccain, y marco rubio y a los republicanos, se han ganado su lugar en la historia sÍ podemos lograrlo. >>> piensa usted que pudiera tener vida en el senado, y despuÉs que pasarÍa no? >>> yo voy, estoy muy optimista, porque se proyecto de ley sÍ tiene provee un camino para los 11 millones de indocumentados que hay acÁ y tambiÉn un proyecto de ley para personas que tienen grados avanzados en ingeniero, matemÁticas que quieren trabajar o crear compaÑÍas en los estados unidos, que los hemos rechazado, ahora les vamos a dar la oportunidad y personas que quieren invertir en los estados unidos, este proyecto de ley se encarga de eso. nuestra comunidad agrÍcola de todo el paÍs, ha tenido un problema de seguridad. >>> la frontera cÓmo vamos a garantizar que estÉ cerrada >>> es un pedido razonable de la gente que negocia en este mesa al igual que el pueblo estadounidense, saber que la frontera estÁ segura, jeff jala, john mccain han pedido en la frontera para un nivel de seguridad y regresar a sus estados y de
Apr 16, 2013 6:30pm PDT
presentar el plan al presidente obama hoy charles s. y john mccain se mostraron optimistas. >>> el respaldo es necesario a la propuesta que es compromiso de todos, que incluye a robert menendez que ayudÓ a redactarlo. >>> es la mejor ley que hemos podido escribir donde podemos conseguir los votos bipartidistas. aquellos que vivan para el 31 de diciembre del 2011 van a recibir un estatus provisional que durarÍa diez aÑos y ayudaria para viajar al exterior, condiciones del permiso provisional en pantalla. >>> solo asÍ despuÉs de una dÉcada podrÍan solicitar la residencia permanente despuÉs de pagar una multa de mil dÓlares. >>> tratando de remediar el dolor causado por las deportaciones el plan permitirÍa que las personas sin rÉcord criminal que tengan un hijo o cÓnyuge ciudadano estadounidense podrÍan solicitar al pais. >>> es algo importante, a final de cuentas es algo que estÁ en nuestro mejor interÉs econÓmico y social como paÍs. >>> 4,5 mil millones de dÓlares para la seguridad fronteriza. en las zonas de alto riesgo 90% de las personas que intentan cruzar se de tendrÍ
Apr 7, 2013 1:00pm PDT
and you talked to someone like senator john mccain, republican of arizona, he says he's always been concerned with the handoff and that the u.s. is sending signs that we're leaving -- not that we're winning, but that we're leaving. i also had a chance to speak with republican senator lindsey graham about this today. >> we would be crazy to leave afghanistan without an insurance policy for us. somewhere around 10,000 to 13,000 troops post-2014 with american combat power available would end the taliban's hopes and dreams of retaking afghanistan. >> reporter: so that number that you heard senator graham mention, the number of troops that would be left behind in 2014 to help out with the protection of afghanistan, that's still being debated. we heard from a top u.s. commander in the region who mentioned a number around that number, 13,600 last month. but that will all be worked out. we can certainly expect to hear from senators like senator graham and mccain as we get closer to determining those forces. >> athena jones, thank you so much from the white house. appreciate that. >>> north
Apr 9, 2013 12:00pm EDT
journal" spent the program looking at u.s. naval academy and one famous graduate, senator john mccain. >> host: live from the u.s. naval ad can my along the seven river and chesapeake bay. we continue our live and looking at in the military in the 21st century. 1958. senator john mccain. thanks for being with us. >> guest: thanks for having me on. always nice to take a trip down memory lane. it is a wonderful institution. my grandfather and my father and my son are graduates of the naval academy and none of them did nearly as badly as i did. >> host: you made the reference and we'll talk more about live at the academy, but you were toward the bottom of the list, correct? >> guest: yes, in all aspects whether it be conduct academics and, i was one of those who thought that i could eat beat the system and no one has ever really beat the system at the naval academy. but i enjoyed my time there more than i can tell you. and friends that i made there are my friend today all these years later. my dearest friends that i lived with and worked with and played with at the naval academy. >> host
Apr 11, 2013 3:00pm PDT
pressure from inside their party as well. over the weekend senator john mccain criticized republicans proposing the filibuster. after the vote today harry reid praised mccain for his help. >> i so appreciate the members on the other side of the aisle especially john mccain, who on a sunday show said, i don't think there should be a filibuster on this. john mccain is a leader, has been a leader in this country for 31 years. people respect his opinion and i'm grateful to all republicans who joined with us to allow the debate to go forward. >> michael: the republicans who didn't join with the democrats though are digging in their heels. senator john cornyn of texas said i don't thinker gun laws would not have helped the newtown, and that republicans are committed to helping them. even though they don't want to bring the bill to a vote. >> the president has told some of these victims' families that this side of the aisle doesn't really care about their loss. that's not true. that's false. the president is wrong. >> michael: well senator the american public seems to think differently than
Apr 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
on the right republicans senator susan collins mark kirk, putt toomey and john mccain all voted for it. afterwards mccain showed no sympathy for his colleagues who had been cowed by the nr. >> i can't blame any interest group for votes. people who are responsible. drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> michael: let's go behind the lines now and look inside republican senator michigan mcconnell's victory laugh over the background checks gun amendment failing. the simple idea of extending background checks to gun shows and internet purchases seemed so easy to do. but check out what his campaign posted on its facebook page last night. it's with captions asking h
Apr 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
agreement. it hasn't really changed. it's interesting because i still remember leaving john mccain's office in 2004 after our negotiations, he said, you'll have to convince the democrats to let us have a guest worker program and let it be plentiful to supply the needs of our country. and i said, what do you have to do, john? he said, i have to convince republicans to let your people stay. i don't want to be funny but so much is still the same. the agreement between the chamber of commerce, labor, how important it was that they reach an agreement, and that we reach one now. >> one difference i heard, the senate gang of eight is working hard to make sure their bill is revenue neutral and it won't cost anything from a c.b.o. score but i've also heard that house members are not worrying so much about that understanding. >> they want to make sure, up with of the things we are attempting to do is make sure the bill doesn't cost the american people any money and that the expenses incurred in the implementation of the bill are borne by the immigrants themselves as has been much immigration law in t
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